Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Photographing Vintage Costume Jewelry Using Retro Backgrounds

A Hip Idea For Photographing Costume Jewelry:
Instant Retro Backgrounds

Attention kitschy costume jewelry sellers ...are you looking for yet another retro cool way to display your hip vintage jewelry for your on-line store?

Styling Your Photographs

While poking around on Etsy, I found ricracand a gal who does a super job
featuring her amazing goodies. You will adore her shop...I promise. She sells lots of very small items and is always fussing over her photo backgrounds and styling strategies.

Sweet Nostalgic Images

One way she likes to showcase her costume earrings, bracelets and necklaces is to use pages from old childrens books that have sweet, nostalgic images. You can also use old prints or other vintage ephemera.

Sell Your Vintage Jewelry With Retro Backgrounds

To take this photo idea one step further...why not paste these vintage images on cardboard and use the background you created to fasten the jewelry on for resale?

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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  1. Great ideas! I'm going to go check out that shop! ♥

  2. Thanks for introducing us to a clever idea! I'm going to check out that shop next....

  3. Outstanding, thanks for this and all the great info you give us.

  4. i love, love, love those earrings!

  5. I used your idea and they turned out so cute! I was going to post a pic here, but can't. My favorite is a vintage powder compact on an old cadillac car ad. The other is on a music sheet cover. You can see it on my etsy page Thank you, Dianne, I enjoy reading your tips!
    Lady Lemaire